- 255 3rd St.
Taking its name from a unique rooftop water tower, the Tower Lofts at 255 3rd Street are in the center of Oakland's fashionable Jack London Square district. Built in the mid 1920s and converted into live/work lofts in 1994, the Tower Lofts building presents a no-frills utilitarian exterior with commercial spaces on the ground floor and 24 live/work loft units on the top two stories.
The lofts at 255 3rd Street feature exposed concrete ceilings, walls, and pillars. High ceilings, open floor plans, and large factory-style windows give the units a bright spacious feeling with an industrial edge. Amenities at the Tower Lofts include modern kitchens, balconies for some units, an intercom entry system, a parking garage, and a shared roof deck with sweeping views of the surrounding area and beyond.
With its prime location, just blocks from the waterfront, Tower Lofts is within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Public transportation is close at hand as well. The Jack London Square AMTRAK station is on the next block, the Oakland Ferry Terminal, which provides daily service between Oakland and San Francisco, is within walking distance, and the Lake Merritt BART station is less than ½ mile away. Commuters who provide their own transportation can access the Nimitz Freeway, with links to all other Bay Area roadways, in just a couple short minutes.